Writing and Reading info from Serial Ports

PSMDTAG:FAQ: How do I read/write data from a Serial Port?


Writing to a Serial Port


PS> [System.IO.Ports.SerialPort]::getportnames()
COM3
PS> $port= new-Object System.IO.Ports.SerialPort COM3,9600,None,8,one
PS> $port.open()
PS> $port.WriteLine(“Hello world”)
PS> $port.Close()


Reading from a Serial Port


PS> $port= new-Object System.IO.Ports.SerialPort COM3,9600,None,8,one
PS> $port.Open()
PS> $port.ReadLine()


For information about how to read from a serial port in an asynchronous manner in PowerShell V2, use the DataReceived event on the port object with the Register-ObjectEvent cmdlet.


Enjoy!


Jeffrey Snover [MSFT]
Windows PowerShell/Aspen Architect
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PSMDTAG:DOTNET: SerialPort